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Australian Pines, study IV

there used to be an australian pine forest on the tip of key biscayne. even on a hot day, you'd feel the cool shady shelter of that forest upon entering. the shapes, colors, unique shading, and contrast with surrounding sand and water made it a very special place. after hurricane andrew destroyed that forest, the trees were deemed non-native and a threat to native vegetation and the forest was eradicated. so when i found this growth in key west, it hit a spot. here's another study, this time with intense light bouncing off the water through the trees.

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Taken on October 28, 2007